Nicki Minaj Hoodstars Associate 7even-Up Shot In His Head



Nicki Minaj former Hoodstars member 7even-Up was shot multiple times including in his head.

The Young Money MC is currently praying for her longtime friend and former member of the rap group she was once a part of, Hoodstars. 7even-Up, whose real name is Jaquin Royall, was shot multiple times all over his body including bullet wounds to his head in the Coney Island area earlier this month. Luckily he survived the attempted murder and was rushed to a local hospital where he has been getting treatments.

Royall is also facing some legal troubles because police found an illegal gun in his possession on the scene of the shooting. Whether or not that gun is linked to any crime is not yet known, but he could face with gun charges which carry years in prison. Details about the shooting are still sketchy, but sources say he was leaving a bar in the area when he was ambushed.

Before landing a record deal with Young Money/Cash Money, Nicki Minaj and her now ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels, were members of a rap group out of New York name Hoodstars. The group comprised of four members who use to perform at clubs and parties around Queens and Brooklyn. The group was later disbanded and Nicki set out to pursue her own solo career.



Migos Says “Culture 2” Will Be The Biggest Rap Album Of 2018



Migos is a week away from dropping their new album Culture 2.

The Atlanta rap trio sat down with Ebro on Beats 1 Radio on Thursday where they opened up about the upcoming album, due on January 26th. In the interview, Migos discussed Cardi B and Nicki Minaj on “MotorSport” and their beef with Joe Budden. Among the best takeaways from the interview was when Migos categorically states that Culture 2 will be the biggest album this year. Whether or not they can prove that only time will tell.

Ebro asked the trio about getting Nicki Minaj and Cardi B on the same song “MotorSport” and why they failed to get them in the same scene in the music video. “We tried to create that moment,” Quavo said. If they had made that happened to it would’ve been a great moment for hip hop to have two of the leading female rappers currently in the same scene. Nevertheless, getting them on the same song is an amazing accomplishment. Migos is nominated for two Grammy’s in the Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance for “Bad and Boujee.”

Speaking on Joe Budden, the group jokes about putting the rapper turn podcaster back on the map and even making him land a new job with Diddy’s Revolt TV network. “We want to see him win but he don’t want to see us win,” Takeoff said. There was also another moment when Quavo said Takeoff is the best rapper in the Migos group. “When we were all out, going crazy running around, my boy Take was rapping,” Quavo said and Offset agreed. “He the first one to get a gold record.”

Culture 2 release date is set for next week Friday, January 26th. The tracklist for the highly anticipated album is not yet available, hence the guest list is still a secret.

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Maury Povich Thinks Nicki Minaj and Safaree Belong Together

Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels belong with each other, according to Maury Povich.

Since their breakup in 2014 over, both Nicki Minaj and Safaree have dated other people but one thing they both have in common now and that is, they are both single. SB has dated a bunch of females since joining Love and Hip Hop and not of those relationships worked out. He even suffered some embarrassment at the hands of a few of the ladies including Sophia Body who put him on blast during an interview and Star Divine who gave away all his stuff that was at her home after accusing him of cheating.

Nicki Minaj, on the other hand, has dated Meek Mill and Nas although she never really confirmed the later. Her relationship with Meek ended bitterly a year ago, while her split with Nas took place over the holidays. Maury says he knows a good love story when he sees one and the two former flames should give it a try again. “Uncle Maury knows a little something about love [Safaree Samuels] and [Nicki Minaj] why not try it again?” Maury tweeted on Monday.

Whether or not these two will ever get back together is a very long shot given the hatred that has developed between them over the past three years. SB even said in a past interview with Wendy Williams that he will never get back together with the Young Money rapper whom he dated for over a decade. That’s a lot of history so even with the bad blood between them now, you just never know what may happen.

Safaree himself regularly keep track of the happenings with Nicki Minaj only and last week he commented on a story about her split with Nas. “Yup, we’ve both been having bad luck in this department… Sigh Rastafari… Ain’t no hope in these streets,” he wrote.

Uncle Maury knows a little something about love…@IAMSAFAREE and @NICKIMINAJ why not try it again?

— The Maury Show (@TheMAURYShow) January 8, 2018

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Nas and Kelis Made Peace For Their Son With Custody Agreement

Nas and Kelis have made peace at least temporarily for the sake of their son.

The former couple reached a custody agreement in their ongoing custody battle over their 8-year-son. Just a few weeks ago, Nas complained to a judge that Kelis has been hostile to him and is preventing him from seeing his son as per their previous agreement, TMZ reported. There were some rumors that she might have been jealous of the rap icon dating rapper Nicki Minaj and perhaps this is mere coincidence, but they reached an agreement just days after news of the relationship’s demise surfaced.

The couple’s new agreement will see Nas has his son Knight for extended periods like weekends which begins on Fridays after school and runs through to Sunday night or Monday night if it’s a three-day weekend like when a holiday falls on Monday. This new setup will cover January through to March when they are expected to hammer out a more permanent custody agreement.

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As part of the agreement, the couple agrees that both parties will not expose their son to social media, which means you will not see Nas or Kelis post any pictures of their son. In his most recent court filing, Nas called Kelis hostile and says she deliberately prevents him from spending quality time with his son. He argued that she only allows him to see Knight when it was convenient for her and has little regards for his wishes to see the 8-year-old. Seems co-parenting is harder than it seems, but at least these two came to the table and worked something out.

As for the rap legend’s career, many fans are hoping that they will get an album from him this year although no formal announcement was made. Nicki Minaj would have been a great stepmom but perhaps she wanted her own child.

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Another Tape Of Offset Cheating On Cardi B Leaked Online

Seems hackers have leaked another tape of Offset cheating on Cardi B.

Offset iCloud account got hacked last month and the hackers have been slowly leaking contents stolen from the account in a drip drip game. On the weekend before Christmas, Cardi B and Offset relationship almost came to an end when a video was leaked online alleged of the Migos rapper and another female inside a hotel room. The clip didn’t show the male face, but the female was fully visible. Cardi posted on Twitter that she became emotional after the video surfaced.

In the end, they patched things up and looks like they are going strong and are heading for marriage. Seems someone is seriously trying to tear them apart. A snippet of an alleged explicit tape allegedly of Offset surfaced on Twitter on Friday sending the social media site into a frenzy. Both Cardi B and Offset have remained silent which is deafening, but their fans are sounding off.

The video shows a man resembling Offset but the clip is blurry so you can’t conclude that it’s him. It might be Chief Keef, Quavo, Takeoff, Weezy or any other rapper with dreads.

Son #offset doing too much man. If you don’t want to be with her again leave and save her the embarrassment jare. Damn ?

— ? (@__Nnenna) January 5, 2018

Some folks on Twitter are accusing Nicki Minaj fans of being behind the leaking of the videos. Some folks say her Barbs are actively trying to break up the couple.

cardi b : if he try that sh!t again, you gone lose your wife #offset : * try’s that sh!t again *
cardi pic.twitter.com/TY6bXkMBAp

— ??? (@Savagemiichaell) January 5, 2018

The faithful black men coalition after we forgave #Offset for being the 1st black man to cheat only for him to cheat again pic.twitter.com/mudKshERlr

— X (@NonsoHendrix) January 5, 2018

Another Video Of #Offset Surfaced ?! pic.twitter.com/bnWd2Ga3E1

— ?D r e a? (@lovelydrealee) January 5, 2018

Me running from insta to Twitter after getting word offset cheating again
#Offset #CardiB pic.twitter.com/0dBLUdb0y3

— Aiyako ? (@Moon_Doggie__) January 5, 2018

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Nicki Minaj and Nas Break Up Denies Pregnancy Rumors

Nicki Minaj and Nas have reportedly broke up and she is denying being pregnant for him.

Multiple publications reported on her alleged pregnancy yesterday claiming that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Nas. Nicki Minaj and the rap legend have been dating for a few months now, but they are not starting out the new year together. TMZ first reported about their break up on Thursday and now sources close to the Trinidadian rapper has confirmed with Dancehall HipHop that they are not together.

We’re told that their relationship was never really serious to begin with so they mutually decided to end their relationship just before the holidays. “No they aren’t together and was never really seriously together to begin with, the media just over blown things as usual,” sources said. They both live in different cities on the opposite side of the country and that also played a role in their relationship demise. “Living on different coasts hundreds of miles apart made it impossible to sustain a relationship and they are both very busy individuals,” sources added.

The talks about her pregnancy are bogus and our source assured us that Nicki Minaj is not pregnant, not for Nas and not for anyone. This is not the first time that gossip sites like MTO have reported that Minaj is pregnant and then it turns out that she is really not pregnant, so until she makes and announcement or we see a baby bump then take those reports with half a grain of salt.

Nicki Minaj and Nas started dated around May of last year. They were first spotted together in public on a dinner date at at the rap icon’s chicken and waffle joint in New York, Sweet Chick. She also regularly gushes over him on her Instagram account like posting this photo of him back in November.

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The pair were again spotted together at Nas and Swizz Beatz birthday party in September last year. We’re told that Nicki and Alicia Keys organized the event in New York.

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Nicki Minaj and Quavo Goes On Diner Date In “She For Keeps” Video

Nicki Minaj and Quavo goes on a dinner date in the colorful video for “She For Keeps.”

The duo collaborated on the single last year and the visuals has been a long time coming. The retro cut was filmed from back in August of last year and is only being premiered at the start of the new year. The DAPS and Quavo-directed video saw the Migos rapper and Nicki Minaj going on a date where they were seated at a table designed out of a classic car.

The retro style video pays homage to the 1980s and 90s with some classic items like the original Nintendo gaming system and The Source’s Ice Cube cover from 1991. The cut started out with Quavo dressed in a neon outfit with his Reebok Pump sneaker and bright green fanny pack. You will also see Nicki Minaj making a phone call using the old school rotary phone. The pair meet up for diner where they were seated in an old school drop top Chevy.

The single “She For Keeps” was released in December as part of the Control the Streets, Vol. 1 compilation album released by Quality Control. Nicki Minaj is currently working on her new album and Migos is currently working on Culture 2, which is due this month. The two also collaborated on the single “MotorSport” with the rest of the Migos clan and Cardi B.

Watch the video below.

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Nicki Minaj Cried When Visit Brother In Jail Before Christmas

Nicki Minaj paid her brother a visit in jail before Christmas and cried uncontrollably.

The Young Money rapper’s older brother Jelani Maraj was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor on November 9th and is currently behind bars awaiting sentencing. He is facing decades in prison for the damning crime. Sources close to the Trini rapper told Dancehall HipHop that she paid him a visit with her mother and young brother just before the Christmas holiday and she broke down during the meeting. “She just couldn’t stop crying that’s her older brother, she paid for his wedding when he got married to the woman who testified against him in the trial,” sources revealed.

Our sources told us that Nicki Minaj didn’t want to visit her brother in the Nassau County jail but was convinced by her mother, Carol Maraj, to do so. “She really did it because of her mother, she wanted to support her mother who took it very hard,” our source added. We’re told that Nicki didn’t want to go not because she doesn’t love her brother, but because it would be too painful to see his face and to see him behind bars after being convicted for such, a horrendous crime.

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Jelani Maraj has denied the charges against him and his attorney argued in court that the victim’s mother was trying to extort Nicki Minaj for $25 million to make the charges go away. His attorney also argued the Maraj’s wife coerce his daughter who was 12 years old at the time of the crime to lie about it. His sentencing is set for next month, and he could be given decades in prison for the conviction. We’re also told that Nicki’s attorneys advised her to steer clear of the case during the trial and as such she did not go to court.

Nicki Minaj is currently working on her upcoming album due sometime next year.

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Joe Budden Under Siege From Azealia Banks Who Defends Nicki Minaj and Female Rap

Azealia Banks is once again defending Nicki Minaj from Joe Budden trash Talking.

Budden and Charlamagne Tha God named Nicki on their “Trash List” for 2017 and Banks is certainly not happy about that. She has become the fast of championing female hip hop on social media and has become a staunched defender of Ms Minaj’s role in female rap. “Joe Budden talks the most sh*t about rappers yet the emotional trauma (and possible industry backlash) from being rejected by JAY-Z well over ten years ago is the reason why he’s actually not a part of any rap game or music community anywhere,” she wrote.

“But it SERIOUSLY makes me sick to my stomach to see @cthagod and Joe Burden get pleasure from tearing this black woman down because they are LEGIT LYING TO THEMSELVES,” she added in her lengthy post. “Every comparison they make is a FARCE…not cardio [Cardi B] nor remus [Remy Ma] are fucking with nicki on her off day.”

Azealia Banks is certain no fan of the rapper turn podcaster and now Charlamagne has joined that ranks as one of the most hated media personalities in rap. The two took turns in bashing Nicki Minaj while telling viewers that she had a trash year despite dropping a lot of new music. “I can’t remember the last time I saw a superstar of Nicki’s caliber put out three records at the same time, and by the way that ‘No Fraids’ record had the iHeartRadio stimulus package that you going to play every hour on the hour on every urban station throughout the country,” Charlamagne said while Joe Budden added, “Nicki Minaj is a superstar and you cannot have 90 followers and put out three records and non of them catch [on].”

Of course, Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only name on the Trash List for 2017, rap legend Eminem and newcomer Lil Yachty was also on the list along with Frank Ocean.

Put your reading glasses on, Roommates, because #AzealiaBanks just came for #JoeBudden and #CharlamagneThaGod after they called #NickiMinaj trash ?? (View earlier post)

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Nicki Minaj, Eminem Makes 2017 Trash List Per Joe Budden and Charlamagne

Nicki Minaj and Eminem makes Joe Budden and Charlamagne Tha God 2017 trash list.

That’s a pretty bold statement from two of hip hop’s staunchest critics. Budden recently left his morning show at Complex, Everyday Struggle, over some internal conflicts and now its seems he is eyeing his next gig in an effort to prove that he doesn’t need the show to stay in the midst of hip hop culture. The rapper turned podcaster recently took part in Revolt’s year-end recap with Charlamagne Tha God and they had some interesting take on the best and the worst of hip hop in 2017.

One of the hot topic issue they spoke about is the so called 2017 trash list. The full list comprises of five rappers that the two media personalities think are whack and these are Lil Yachty, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, and Frank Ocean. They took the time to clarify why they placed each of these artists on the list while making it clear that they don’t have anything against Nicki.

“I can’t remember the last time I saw a superstar of Nicki’s caliber put out three records at the same time, and by the way that ‘No Fraids’ record had the iHeartRadio stimulus package that you going to play every hour on the hour on every urban station throughout the country, she had Wayne and Drake on the record and that record didn’t grow bro,” Charlamagne said. “She had another record with Wayne and that didn’t go anywhere and she had a third record and I don’t even know what happened to that sh*t.”

“Nicki Minaj is a superstar and you cannot have 90 followers and put out three records and non of them catch,” Joe Budden said. The Breakfast Club host then explains why Lil Yachty is the poster child for trash artists of 2017.

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Lil Uzi Vert Brought Meek Mill Son Papi On Stage At Philly Concert [Video]

Lil Uzi Vert surprised his fans at his Philly tour stop last weekend by bringing Meek Mill‘s son Papi on stage.

The “XO Tour Llif3” rapper also brought out A$AP Ferg, Pharrell Williams, and Nicki Minaj on his last show off his “A Very Uzi Christmas Tour.” Meek’s son graced the stage to loud cheers from the home crowd while his raps along to his father’s classic single “Dreams and Nightmares.” Meek Mill is currently serving time in prison for probation violation. Last month he was sentenced to 2-4 years behind bars by a judge who has beef with him over some age old issues.

The youngster was almost to tears while Meek’s song was being played as he held the microphone up to the crowd to finish the verse. The touching moment was all captured on camera and makes his father’s sentencing seems all the more unjust. Lil Uzi Vert has had a great year after touring extensively with The Weekend and scoring one of the biggest hits of the year with his single “XO Tour Llif3.” He even scored a collaboration with Nicki Minaj who openly said that she wants to work with the rap star.

Lil Uzi Vert live at Temple University! With some surprise appearances by NAV, A$AP Ferg, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, and Playboi Carti. #liluzivert #uzigang #temple #templeuniversity #liacourascenter @itskjreeves

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Cardi B Sends Her Attorney After Offset iCloud Hackers

Cardi B is going after Offset‘s iCloud hackers and she is serious about it.

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper has a lot at stakes as hackers continues to leak nude photos and videos of her online. TMZ reported that Cardi B’s attorneys are going after the hackers who got into her boyfriend’s iCloud account and illegally obtained the contents. Her attorney, Scott Mason, has already fired off a cease and desist letter to several websites to take down the videos uploaded over the holiday weekend.

Mason says that there is a full investigation underway to find out who is behind the hacking and what was their motives. The video clips shows Cardi B dancing and parading around naked while someone seems to be Offset recording her. The videos started flooding online the same day that she dropped her new single “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage. Sources are saying that the videos leaked online are just the beginning or bits and pieces of a full-blown sex tape between Cardi B and Offset and that’s why she is sending her lawyers after the culprits to prevent them from leaking the tape.

Some folks on Twitter are saying that Nicki Minaj fans are behind the hacking and leaking of the videos because Cardi B is winning. “If they hacked Offset iCloud account then why only Card B videos they are leaking online, none of Offset or any other videos on his account, just Cardi, shows you that Nicki Minaj vindictive fans are behind it,” one fan wrote.

People keep posting the nude videos of me like if i wasn’t a stripper before ????????You know there’s videos of me stripping with my titties & ass out on YouTube already right ??anyways i know i know i got a nice body right ?

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 25, 2017

By the way, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper says she is unbothered by the leaked videos because after all she was a stripper before she became a rapper. “People keep posting the nude videos of me like if i wasn’t a stripper before You know there’s videos of me stripping with my titties & ass out on YouTube already right? anyways i know i know i got a nice body right,” she tweeted on Christmas Day.

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Lil Wayne Taps Nicki Minaj For “Dedication 6” Mixtape

Nicki Minaj gets featured on Lil Wayne‘s new mixtape “Dedication 6.”

Weezy tapped his female protege on the single “5 Star” which is the 5th single on the project due on Christmas Day. Aside from Nicki Minaj, you will find guest verses from Gudda Gudda, Baby E, Euro, Corey Gunz, and Zoey Dollaz for the 15-track mixtape. The project will be released to his fans for free and will be available on Dapiff among other services that host mixtapes.

This is only the latest in a number of collaborations between Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj who has collaborated on several singles in the past. This year alone, the Young Money rappers collaborated on three singles including a track with David Guetta, “Light My Body Up.

Lil Wayne has been working on the mixtape since last year and now its finally here. The New Orleans rapper’s new music has been significantly slowed since his fallout with his former friend and mentor Birdman three years ago. Weezy is suing Cash Money for $51 million and also want a judge to relieve him from his contract with the label. The ongoing legal battle between the two has resulted in the shelving of Wayne’s album Tha Carter V.

Both Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj posted the tracklist for “Dedication 6” on Instagram on Sunday, just hours before the release of the mixtape. There are also talks that the mixtape will come in a two-part project because the rap legend recorded too many songs to fit on one album. The tracklist released so far on shows 15 songs, which means a second disc could come tomorrow with another dozen or more new singles. Before he dropped D6, Lil Wayne released two new singles which are remixes for JAY-Z’s “The Story Of OJ” and 21 Savage’s “Bank Account.” Check out the tracklist below.

? #Dedication6 on Christmas #5Star with my boss in real life. #WeezyFBarbie back for the ppl. By popular demand ???? @liltunechi @djdrama #D6

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Nicki Minaj Agrees With Her Minions That Cardi B Is Stealing Her Style

Nicki Minaj seems to agree with her fans assessment that Cardi B is stealing her style.

Bardi has a new video out with Ozuna for their collaborative single “La Modelo” and its getting a lot of attention including from some fans of Nicki Minaj, aka Barbz, who are known to be fiercely loyal to the queen. After digesting the video, a sizeable portion of them concludes that Cardi B bites Nicki’s style shameless, and the Young Money rapper seems to agree with her minions.

Cardi also has another video out “No Limi (Remix)” with ASAP Rocky, French Monatana, Juicy J, and Belly. “Cardi b being a wanna be nicki in no limit video and releasing her Spanish song as well… like nicki always does,” one fan wrote. There are several other similar comments right now on Twitter that Nicki Minaj responded saying “I’m glad y’all peeped.”

Some fans across the divide are already responding accusing the “No Frauds” rapper and her Minions of reaching. Some folks went as far as to call her a hypocrite for bashing Cardi B while she stole Lil Kim’s style. “I like Nicki Minaj but she should NEVER come for Cardi B about mimicking Anything when she is a plastic carbon copy of the ORIGINAL Queen Bee Lil Kim. #NoShadeButShade,” one fan tweeted.

With two videos out in a matter of days, and hot off her first ever Billboard Hot 100 number one single, Cardi B is surely under the microscope right now, particularly from Nicki Minaj and her fans given the fact that she has been the leading female rapper over the past decade. The big question now is Ms Minaj’s reign over with the massive success of Cardi in the mainstream hip hop market this year? Check out some of the heated comments below.

I’m glad y’all peeped

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 20, 2017

Cardi b being a wanna be nicki in no limit video and releasing her Spanish song as well?…like nicki always does

— EMINEM’s LITTLE BITCH? HOLY FUCK (@spooky_stan) December 20, 2017

I like Nicki Minaj but she should NEVER come for Cardi B about mimicking Anything when she is a plastic carbon copy of the ORIGINAL Queen Bee Lil Kim. #NoShadeButShade

— Tati Combs (@HottieBodyTati_) December 21, 2017

How is Nicki Minaj gonna say cardi B is stealing her style when she stole hers from Lil Kim lol

— bictoe (@victorbarba_) December 21, 2017

Cardi b been in the game like 6 months and she’s better than Nicki Minaj and anything Nicki Minaj ever did

— Dina (@dinad4178) December 21, 2017

Cardi b doing facial expressions like Nicki did n the NL vid but when Nic did it somethin “was wrong with her” n Cardi do em n she “snapped”

— Sweet Ophelia (@okaycornell) December 20, 2017

Right!!!! Since when Cardi B sing & rap at the same time ???? only @NICKIMINAJ does that ?

— Jaquan? (@lifestyle__1) December 21, 2017

Watch the no limit video keep a close eye on Cardi Bs Facial expression at the beginning of her verse…. It's like Nicki 2010

— Designed.By.SIXX6 (@NdikoAshley) December 21, 2017

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Azealia Banks Threatens To Sue Remy Ma For Leaking Explicit Photos

Azealia Banks is considering suing Remy Ma.

The social media beef between Azealia and Remy has grown to new heights with threats of lawsuits getting into the mix. In case you haven’t been following the beef, the two female rappers butt heads on Instagram last week over their perceived inability to remove the Nicki Minaj cloud from over their respective careers. That’s what most hip hop fans concluded, because what else could these two be beefing over.

We all know how petty Remy Ma can get judging from her “shETHER” diss track against Nicki Minaj earlier this year. It didn’t take too long for her to went HAM on Azealia Banks and even went as far as to released some private conversations between the two of them discussing Nicki. It didn’t stopped there, the Love and Hip Hop New York star also leaked some private photos allegedly sent to her by Banks, who has now come forward denying that the photos belong to her.

“Just realizing that I can sue Remy Ma for trying to paint me in a false light,” the Harlem rapper wrote. “Those pictures were not of my vagina yet she showed them to the world trying to say it was.I responded to something she said publicly and her response was making a private conversation between the two of us public.”

She also pointed out to a recent law in New York where individuals can be sued for revenge porn and faces up to a year in prison and or a $1,000 fine. Remy Ma is still on parole so any new legal problems for her could cause a ripple effects. It’s unclear of the threats are serious or perhaps Banks is just using it as leverage to get the “All The Way Up” rapper to ease up off her.

Nas Says Nicki Minaj Is The Queen Of New York Hip Hop Full Stop

Nicki Minaj is not just Nas queen, she is also the queen of New York hip hop.

The Young Money rapper celebrated her 35th birthday on Friday (Nov. 8, 2017) and her rumored boyfriend Nas wished her a happy birthday on Instagram. “Queens Get The MFkN Money! Happy Birthday To The QUEEN OF NY / HIP HOP [nickiminaj],” the NY rap legend wrote on the Gram along with a photo of his boo. This move sure send a lot of shots at other female rappers from New York who claimed the crowd including Lil Kim and Remy Ma.

New York has a rich hip hop history and is widely regarded as the birthday of music’s current dominant genre in the US. While some rap fans may not agree with Nas, there are a sizeable portion who agrees with him that Nicki Minaj is the queen. The king and queen title are always a hot button topic in hip hop discussions and there are solid arguments for and against Ms Minaj wearing the crown. “Nas your great please please dont play yourself,” one fan commented. She is not the Queen of anything but Plastic she has done her part in female rap but dont disrespect there’s only one Queen and thats Queen B lil Kim.”

During the summer of this year, Nicki Minaj was honored in Queens, NY where she received the key to the borough. That helped solidify her argument that she is at the helm when it comes to female rap in NY. Nas and Nicki sparked dating rumors earlier this year following her bitter breakup with Meek Mill. Neither of them has ever confirmed that they are in a relationship but they have been posting photos of each other and the “No Frauds” rapper even supported the Illmatic MC at his birthday party this year.

Queens Get The MFkN Money! Happy Birthday To The QUEEN OF NY / HIP HOP @nickiminaj

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Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B Drop “Motorsport” Video On Vevo

Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B new video “Motorsport” is now available on Vevo.

The cut was exclusively released on iTunes last night but for those who are not subscribers to Apple Music can now view it on YouTube. The futuristic video was kicked off by Quavo who raps beside his vintage Ferrari. The fast and furious inspired video also features Offset and his girlfriend Cardi B riding off into the night in their supercar. What is very interesting about this video is the fact that Nicki Minaj and Bardi was never in the same scene together.

Nicki Minaj caught everyone eyes with her skimpy and shiny outfit. The Young Money rapper stepped in front of the camera wearing long pink braids while gyrating behind a white vintage Lamborghini. “Motorsport” is the first single to be released from Migos upcoming album Culture 2, slated for release in January. The Atlanta rap group has been working on the project for the last couple of months and it will be the follow-up to their No. 1 album Culture, released in January of this year.

Watch the video for “Motorsport” below.

Nicki Minaj & Lil Uzi Vert Drop Long Awaited Video ‘The Way Life Goes (Remix)’

Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert drops the long awaited video for their collaboration “The Way Life Goes (Remix).”

The cut was directed by DAPS and kicked off with Lil Uzi being tied up to a tree and a dog growling at him. The clip then switches over to Nicki Minaj in a cabin dressing skimpy with a knife in her hand gyrating and plotting while Uzi Vert is tied up in the woods with a grave already dug nearby.

The video continues to nightfall where the “XO Tour Life” rapper gets murdered by a seductive femme fatale. His body was thrown into the grave and then the video ends while she is shoveling dirt on top of him. The original single is featured on Lil Uzi Vert’s debut album Luv Is Rage 2, which debut at the top of the Billboard chart. He also released the deluxe version of the album last month with four new songs.

Watch Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert new video “The Way Life Goes (Remix).”

Nicki Minaj Stars In New H&M Holiday Campaign With Jesse Williams

Nicki Minaj takes on a starring role in the new H&M Holiday Campaign with Jesse Williams.

This is the second TV ad for H&M that Nicki Minaj and Williams are starring in. The Young Money rapper has been teasing some behind the scenes clip of her collaboration with H&M and now we finally are seeing the ads where she plays a fairy godmother and Jesse Williams is her husband.

The nearly three and a half minute clip became available this week showing a magical fairy tale land of elves, fairies, Santa Claus and even his evil brother all in a parallel universe. The cut also shows Jesse Williams reading his daughter a bedtime story about an evil villain who stole gifts from children on Christmas, but he is tracked down by a brave young girl.

Nicki Minaj, aka the Wisest Thingy, aka the girls Fairy Godmother and Jesse Williams, aka the Fastest Fairy in the World helped the heroic girl by creating a black hole inside her bedroom. When that didn’t help her track down the gift thief, she magically found his address on the internet and it turns out to be Santa Claus’ brother. Watch the commercial below.

Nicki Minaj Shows Her Cooking Skills To Open Trini Restaurant In NYC

Nicki Minaj has his eyes set on the lucrative restaurant industry with a Trinidadian restaurant in mind in New York City.

The Young Money rapper was inspired by her Thanksgiving feast on Thursday when she showed off what was going on in the kitchen at her house. “HTG YALL!!!! I’ll check back in with my American dishes a lil later,” she wrote. “For now just drool over my Trini food. I HOPE U GUYS ARE THANKFUL FOR THE LITTLE THINGS TODAY. SENDING MY LOVE opening my restaurant in NY real soon. Y’all comin through?”

Nicki Minaj also asked her fans on Twitter where in NYC should she open her Trini restaurant. “Opening a Trini restaurant in NY. Where exactly should it be?” she tweeted. “I’m thankful for you guys. Sending my love. Wishing you all the best today & everyday. Don’t eat too much today. Small portions.”

Nicki Minaj, whose real name is Onika Maraj, was born in Trinidad but immigrated to the United States at the age of five. She also dated Safaree Samuels whose parents are both Jamaicans. The two dated for 12 years before their split in 2014.

Opening a Trini restaurant in NY. Where exactly should it be? ??

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 23, 2017

I’m thankful for you guys. Sending my love. Wishing you all the best today & everyday. Don’t eat too much today. Small portions. ?????????????????? pic.twitter.com/juCIdQSGKS

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 23, 2017

? HTG YALL!!!! I’ll check back in with my American dishes a lil later. For now just drool over my Trini food. ? I HOPE U GUYS ARE THANKFUL FOR THE LITTLE THINGS TODAY. SENDING MY LOVE ??????? opening my restaurant in NY real soon. Y’all comin through? ?

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Nicki Minaj Shoots Video With Lil Uzi Vert Compares Him To Lil Wayne


Nicki Minaj shoots a new video with Lil Uzi Vert but it’s her statement about Lil Wayne that grabs headlines.

The Young Money femcee drops a video clip on Instagram last night of herself and Lil Uzi Vert hanging out on set. Earlier this month, the pair drop the remix for “The Way Life Goes” and that track has since become Nicki’s 82nd Billboard Hot 100 entries. “This dat Nicki. This dat UZI. Who’s ready for the video?” she wrote. “This just became my 82nd Billboard Hot 100 Entry. Thank you guys so much. #TheWayLifeGoesREMIX #Motorsport was my 81st. Barbie working but u ain’t seen nuffin yet!”

Nicki Minaj was also high as sh** and she made sure that she pointed that out before anyone started judging her. “Congratulations, we high as sh*t,” she said. “We feelin’ really good right now. We on the set of the video. It’s just a pleasure to work with him.” Nicki added that Lil Uzi Vert reminds him of his label boss, the man who gave her her first big record deal, Lil Wayne. “He just reminds me so much of Tunechi (Lil Wayne) so everytime I see him, I’m always like, ‘aww, my little baby,’ because he just gives me the Lil Tunechi vibe. And so because of that, I love him. And I love this f***in’ song. Shout out to our fans and all of that. We’re about to give you a killer video.”

Some fans are already questioning Nicki Minaj’s sanity for comparing a young and new artist like Lil Uzi Vert to one of our generation’s most influential rappers and arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time, Lil Wayne. They do share some similarities in that Weezy often refers to himself as a rockstar and Uzi also sees himself in that light.

This dat Nicki.?This dat UZI. ??Who’s ready for the video? – This just became my 82nd Billboard Hot 100 Entry. Thank you guys so much. #TheWayLifeGoesREMIX #Motorsport was my 81st. Barbie working but u ain’t seen nuffin yet! ??

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? why #NickiMinaj look at #liluzivert like that ?

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Safaree Talks Crying Over Nicki Minaj On TV, Meek Mill Sentence


Was Safaree Samuels crying over Nicki Minaj breakup on Love and Hip Hop?

Safaree shoot his shot at Nicki Minaj this week after her Paper magazine photos were released on social media. On Friday morning, the Love and Hip Hop star did on an interview on The Breakfast Club where he opened up about his comments on Nicki’s photos and also why he was crying on the final episode of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood.

“Am goin’ to be honest and am not goin’ lie, am not doing nothing for attention of hating on her like those were some amazing pictures and I use to really want her to take pictures like that for me so you know what am saying so that’s why I was just like wow,” Safaree said. Charlamagne then pressed him on whether or not he wants Nicki Minaj back and he sidesteps the questions and answered, “of course I still care about her.”

Safaree also explained what happened when he abruptly started crying at the end of last season Love and Hip Hop Hollywood. Some folks thought that he was crying over Nicki Minaj while others thought that he was crying because his career was coming to an end. “Let me explain, let me explain what happened,” Safaree said. “With the whole crying thing, and I am glad I can bring some light to it for those who are confused. In that segment I just finished talking about my uncle, my uncle was just killed. That’s where I was at mentally, so I was thinking about that when I was talking about that (Nicki Minaj and leaving LHH). My last week in L.A. was when my uncle was killed, so I was talking about that then it went to the whole leaving thing.”

On the issue of Meek Mill’s sentencing last week, Nicki’s ex-boyfriend said its none of his business. Safaree Samuels currently cast in five reality TV shows including Love and Hip Hop New York. He is also in VH1’s new show Scared Famous. Watch his interview on The Breakfast Club below.

Safaree Drooling Over Nicki Minaj Internet Breaking Photos


Safaree Samuels is on Instagram shooting his shot at Nicki Minaj.

Seems SB wants that old thing back because he spend the greater part of yesterday shooting his shot at his ex-girlfriend on Instagram. On Tuesday, Nicki Minaj released some photos from her Paper Magazine “Break The Internet” shoot and they are steamy. Her ex-boyfriend Safaree couldn’t contained himself and even post the pic on his Instagram and shoot his shot. “Can we please figure something out… these are the kind of pictures I always wanted you to take for me.. Wow.”

Before he made that comment, Safaree posted a pic of himself and quote some recent Nicki Minaj lyrics. “You don’t want smoke w/me this is a laced blunt.. that line hard ni**as can’t front,” he wrote. That lyrics was taken from Nicki’s verse on Migos new single “Motor Sport” which also features Cardi B. Nicki never respond to Safaree but she did respond to a comment from Nas, prompting some folks in the comment section to laugh at the Love and Hip Hop star.

As for the big Nicki Minaj story of the week, the Young Money MC posed semi-nude for her cover photo for Paper Magazine. The pics have been getting a lot of attention since they were released on Instagram. The cover photo alone received closed to 2 million likes on Nicki’s Instagram page.

Safaree Samuels and Nicki Minaj dated for 12 years before their split in 2014. The Love and Hip Hop star blamed Meek Mill for their demised, saying in an interview that Meek went and told her that he, Safaree, cheated on her. The breakup was bitter and both of them never seems to fully get over it. Nicki subsequently released an entire album about, The PinkPrint, about their split. She and Meek have since parted ways and now she is rumored to be dating Nas.

#Safaree AND THE REST OF US need answers to this question sis ?? He ain't holding back tuh-day!! Meanwhile #NickiMinaj is out here responding to #Nas & y'all acting up in her comments ?? #StepIntoTheShadeRoom & respond to #Safaree sis ?

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Nicki Minaj Brother Jelani Convicted Of Raping 11-year-old Girl


Nicki Minaj brother Jelani Maraj was convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl who was his stepdaughter.

A jury returned the guilty verdict on Thursday after hours of deliberation, NY Daily News reported. Maraj, 38, sat in court stoned face as the verdict was read out. The highly publicized case saw the young girl and her brother testifying while giving graphic details of her sexual encounter with Maraj who was married to her mother. She told the court that he would rape her sometimes up to four times per day.

Nicki Minaj did not attend court during the trial, but she reportedly foots her brother’s legal bill. He is now facing 15 years to life in prison. Jelani Maraj got married to the victim’s mother in 2015 in a lavish wedding that Nicki Minaj reportedly paid for. The first allegation of the sexual abuse came just four months after the couple got married and the victim was just 11 years old at the time.

The young girl, who is now 14, testified in court that her stepfather anally raped her at one point, and then slapped her in her face and told her to keep quiet about what was happening. Her young brother also testified in court that he once walked into a spare bedroom and caught Maraj raping his sister. One juror told reporters that the young girl’s testimony was difficult to listen to. “What (the victim) went through all that time,” Juror Arthur Naclerio, 67, said. “Thinking that if it was a lie, how could she keep it up that long at that age?”

During the three-week trial, Nicki Minaj was rumored to be testifying on his behalf, but she never did and sources told Dancehall HipHop that her attorney advised her not to go near the courtroom much less take the witness stand. The guilty verdict in her brother’s rape case is now giving her some bad press.

His attorney accused the girl’s mother of being vindictive and wanted $25 million from the rap star to make the case go away.

Safaree Is Concerned About Nicki Minaj New Bad Habits


Safaree Samuels has a message for his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj.

Last weekend, Nicki posted a video of herself and her girls hanging out drinking some wine and smoking blunts. According to Safaree, Nicki is now in her mid 30s and that’s when she decided to take up smoking. The Love and Hip Hop star says his ex need help and he hopes that she gets it. Some of Nicki Minaj’s fans, aka Barbz. have started attacking Safaree accusing him of stalking Minaj on social media.

If you wait to your mid 30’s to pick up a habit and show it off like it’s cool, you need help. I feel sorry for you. Stop,” Safaree said. He didn’t name anyone when making his statement but everyone already point fingers towards the Young Money rapper. Nicki doesn’t seems like the hardcore smoking type so perhaps she was just hanging with friends and just taking a hit off something. Safaree even said it that Nicki wasn’t a smoker when they were together. Perhaps he is just concerned about her well being.

Watch the video below.

#PressPlay Wonder who #Safaree is talking about? ?

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#NickiMinaj ????

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Remy Ma and Lil Kim Drop Some Fire On New Song “Wake Me Up”


Remy Ma and Lil Kim come through with some heat on their new collaborative single “Wake Me Up.”

The song was released on Tuesday, November 8, and on the same day we learned that the Love and Hip Hop New York star is working on her new album. Word of the song first popped up last week when the two female rappers were spotted in the studio. There were some talks that they were joining forces for a new Nicki Minaj diss track, but Lil Kim shot down those rumors during her recent interview with Ebro In The Morning on Hot 97 radio.

Remy Ma has been slowly making her comeback in hip hop and this year she drew a lot of attention for a vicious diss track against Nicki Minaj, “shETHER.” Despite Lil Kim’s denial on the track being a Nicki diss, Remy has some lyrics in her verse that points straight to the Young Money rapper. “You fake-ass b*tch, you owe homage, pay that sh*t! / Spray that fif’, the crown, I’mma take that sh*t / ‘Cause you a clown and Homey don’t play that sh*t,” she raps. “I heard he lay that d*ck, you let him filet that fish / You just met ‘im, how he bae that quick?”

That last line is believe to be a shot at Nicki’s relationship with Nas, despite not calling any names. Remy Ma has started work on her new album, Seven Winters, Six Summers, due sometime next year and will be the first project on her new record deal with Columbia Records. The New York rapper signed a seven figures deal with the major label last month, even after calling out other rappers like Nicki Minaj and Drake for having big label deals.

Listen to Remy Ma and Lil Kim new collaboration “Wake Me Up” below.

Meek Mill Gets 4 Years Prison Sentence For Probation Violation


Meek Mill violated his probation and now he is heading back to prison for up to four years.

The Philadelphia rapper turned up to court today with his attorney, Brian McMonagle, where he learned his fate. Meek Mill has been having a string of legal victories over the past couple of weeks, but today his luck ran out when a judge ruled that he violated his probation when he was recently arrested in New York City. Although he struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time, Meek still found himself in deeper legal problems with his probation.

The Dreamchasers rapper was sentenced to 2-4 years in a state prison, TMZ reported. He also violated his probation for an alleged fight at St. Louis airport. In that case too, the charge was dismissed. Meek Mill has been on probation for a 2009 gun and drug charge. As part of his probation, he cannot have any runnings with law enforcement including getting arrested.

Although the charges were dismissed, the judge ruled that the arrest alone is a violation of his probation. In 2015, Meek Mill violated his probation when he traveled out of state to an award show with Nicki Minaj without permission. He got off on just three months of house arrest. This time he might not be so lucky and could serve up to four years of prison time.

Meek Mill has been working hard to rehabilitate his image in recent years through a number of charitable initiatives and at one point he even announced on social media that he will stop recording music with violent lyrics. That effort was clearly not enough to get him into good grace with the judge. Since the news broke, he has been getting some support from his celebrity peers. It’s not clear when his sentence will start.

Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert Drops “The Way Life Goes (Remix)”


Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert drop their long awaited collaboration “The Way Life Goes (Remix).”

The track has been in the works since around September and just when fans thought that it would never see the light of day, it did and here it is. Nicki Minaj responded to a question from her fans about the collaborative single last month on Twitter. “Been done!!! but apparently someone somewhere wants to hold back on putting it out right now. It’s not me & it’s not Uzi tho. Tea anyone?” Nicki tweeted while hinting that perhaps someone at the label executive level might be holding back the track.

This is the second guest feature we are getting from Nicki Minaj in the past week after teaming up with the Migos trio and Cardi B on the new track “Motor Sport.” She has been getting a lot of praise for her verse on the track and after listening to this new joint “The Way Life Goes (Remix)” you will feel the same way too. Both Nicki and Cardi B had to respond to rumors of more tension between this week with some folks like Joe Budden saying that they are taking shots at each other on the single “Motor Sport.”

“Now you beggin’ this a doozy / But beggars cannot by choosey / Been the queen for eight summers / Just tell them to call me Suzy / This that Nicki, this that Uzi / This Hennessy got me woozy / Broke the internet in 5411’s and some Gucci / The blue ribbons eating sushi,” Nicki Minaj raps

Cardi B On Nicki Minaj Beef “They Wouldn’t Be Satisfied If We Kiss”


Cardi B has weighed in on some rumored tension between herself and Nicki Minaj.

The two female emcees collaborated for the first time on Migos’ new single “Motor Sport” but despite being featured on the same track some folks thinks that they are still beefing. Yesterday, Nicki Minaj responded to some conspiracy being spread by Joe Budden on Everyday Struggle that she never know that Cardi B would be featured on the track with her. She called the claims bogus and said that she always has to okay every single that she is featured on before they’re released.

Cardi B spoke with Complex where she addressed the rumored beef saying that people [Joe Budden] would still not be satisfied even if she and Nicki Minaj were kissing in a photo. “I feel like people wouldn’t be satisfied if me and her were making out on a freaking photo, or if I was with any female artist,” she said. “People just want that drama, because it’s just entertaining,” offered the Bronx native. “When Remy and Nicki were going at each other, everybody was getting entertained, and I think that’s what people want.”

Cardi B seems like she is over the chatters of a beef between herself and Nicki Minaj and just want to make music with as much female rappers as she can. She also blast some of the industry personalities who calls for unity in hip hop culture but then at the same time tries to put women against each other. “They don’t do that sh*t in pop music,” she said.”

Despite Cardi B’s claims though, pop stars have been feuding with each other just the same, think Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, or Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey, to name a few. Nevertheless, Cardi’s point is duly noted that a lot of folks in hip hop are trying to fuel a beef between herself and Nicki Minaj.

Nicki Minaj Responds To Critics Of Her Cardi B & Migos Collaboration


Nicki Minaj has stepped forward to address critics of her collaboration with Cardi B and Migos.

Since her shot to the mainstream this summer, Cardi B has been rumored to be having beef with Nicki Minaj and now that they will be featured on the same tack together for the first time, here comes the conspiracy theorists. Some folks on Twitter are alleging that Nicki didn’t know about the collaboration because she believed that it was just another song with Migos, but the Young Money rapper is calling the claims bogus.

“I was on the song w/Quavo. No one else was on it. He called & asked if I think we should put Bardi on it, I said “ok let’s do it”. The end,” she wrote on Twitter before adding, “Migos weren’t even on it yet. Just Quavo. The conspiracy theories r just so tired. Relax. Breathe. Imagine me not knowing who on a song w/me.”

“Anything w/my name on it gets approved by me. It can’t even go on a streaming service w/o me hearing it & giving written approval,” she added. “These are men in our culture who simply refuse to let it go. They don’t do this to male M.C.’s. But yo #Motorsport #1 added on urban radio.”

I was on the song w/Quavo. No one else was on it. He called & asked if I think we should put Bardi on it, I said “ok let’s do it”. The end.

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 31, 2017

Migos weren’t even on it yet. Just Quavo. The conspiracy theories r just so tired. Relax. Breathe. Imagine me not knowing who on a song w/me

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 31, 2017

Anything w/my name on it gets approved by me. It can’t even go on a streaming service w/o me hearing it & giving written approval.

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 31, 2017

These are men in our culture who simply refuse to let it go. They don’t do this to male M.C.’s. But yo #Motorsport #1 added on urban radio??

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 31, 2017